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    August 21, 2013
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we toss it now to greta van susteren who is standing by live to go "on the record." tonight president obama jumped into the trayvon martin shooting. will he jump into the oklahoma thrill kill, too? when you get bored, do you ever think, you know what, let's go shoot somebody? well, that's what these three guys did. oklahoma. they got bored. let's go shoot a white guy. >> a 22-year-old college baseball player is dead. >> he just fell over. he's been shot. he's turning blue. he's not conscious. is he still breathing? barely. >> cops say the baseball playerer was just jogging along this road here when those three teenagers rolled up behind him in a car and shot him in the back. >> the 17-year-old said we were bored and we decided to kill somebody.
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>> if he'd left -- all that stuff. >> why haven't we heard from president obama on this? >> why hasn't he spoken out on this? spoke out extensively on that one. >> i don't think everyone in this room would agree with you he spoke extensively on it. >> i don't think he cared about trayvon martin. all that matters that incident offered him an opportunity to advance a political agenda. this doesn't. there is nothing about this oklahoma shooting that will allow the left or the democrats to advance their political agenda. this harms their agenda. for the latest on this disturbing murder case associated press reporter christine eaton joins us from oklahoma city. good evening, kristi. tell me i know you were in court yesterday. what happened? >> reporter: good evening. thanks for having me. yes, yesterday the three young boys were in court and were charged. two of them were charged with first degree murder. and one of them was charged with
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discharging of a weapon and accessory after the fact. >> do you know why the third person in the car, the driver, was charged with the lesser crime than the other two who were charged with murder one? >> i do not. the district attorney did say that he believes one of them had more of an involvement than the others, although he wouldn't specify which one. >> in court did you learn yesterday whether there was any conversation in the car just prior to the shooting or was there a rather quick court appearance? >> it was a fairly quick court appearance. bond was set. and each of the boys came in one by one and made an appearance. and it was fairly quick. >> now, christopher lane is the victim in this case from australia. have you had a chance to sort of talk to people in the community and get a sense of the impact on the community this shooting? >> reporter: yes. i was actually in ada today
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which is where east central university is which is where he went to college. he played baseball there. and people are remembering him as a charismatic young man who came to the united states to play baseball and get an education while enjoying the sport he loves. >> so i imagine it's shaken up the university community as well. >> reporter: yeah. i spoke to some athletes. and they said it's really hit them hard because they've been very close. they're all pretty close. they go eat lunch together. some of them live in the same dorms. it's hit the baseball team especially hard. >> is there any dispute in terms of -- does everyone agree that the three who did the shooting simply didn't know the victim, that this was totally random, they just picked him and shot him? >> reporter: yes. all authorities including the district attorney yesterday have made it very clear that this is a random shooting. they had no connection. and the district attorney called it a thrill killing. >> did he say anything more than simply call it a thrill killing
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or say anything about the individuals who are facing these charges? >> reporter: one of them did have a prior -- had some prior involvement with law enforcement as a juvenile. and he talked a little bit about that. >> what was their demeanor in the courtroom yesterday? >> reporter: the 17-year-old, michael jones, he was the last one to appear before the judge. and he wept neither end of his appearance. the other two young men were pretty straightforward and didn't really show a lot of emotion. >> i take it like when we hear "thrill kill" we think of what a cold, callous and cavalier attitude. were you able to see them walk into the courtroom? what did you observe if you were able to see it? or could you draw no conclusions from it? >> reporter: they were actually brought in a back way so we couldn't watch them actually walk through the hallway into the courtroom. but they all seemed pretty subdued from what i could tell.
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>> and court-appointed lawyers? >> reporter: there was a lawyer for each of them at yesterday's hearing, although that could change in the future. >> did the three have family members in the courtroom? >> reporter: yes. all three of them had family members. and the courtroom was actually really packed. we had to change courtrooms because there were so many people there. and emotions were very high in the courtroom. >> kristi, thank you very much. > . >> reporter: thank you. >> prosecutor calling the teenage suspects thugs who killed just for fun. one of the suspects telling police the teenagers were just bored. so what is going on with some of america's young people killing because they have nothing better to do? former senior adviser to president reagan pat buchanan joins us. wow. these facts as alleged are breathtaking. >> what you have are individuals who have no sense of right and wrong, no respect for human life whatsoever. i think this is an act of
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basically moral barbarians, anilists. the idea of driving along in a car as though you're shooting a tin can shooting a young man in the back and killing him, taking away 60 years of his life. it is appalling. and i think it's reflective i think of something deeply wrong in society. >> a professor out in california, usc, referred to them as evil. and she did that with the assumption they're guilty. i make that assumption like-wise even though they haven't had trial. but the whole idea that's a thrill to kill someone, just to sort of destroy someone. >> it's not only evil, there's a sense here of amorality. no sense that anything of real preciousness and value is involved. it's let's get our kicks for a couple of minutes by shooting a man to death. and i think it raises a question, what do these kids come out? where do they come from to get the idea that this was sort of a
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fine thing, a good thing to do and a lot of fun? i think if you take a look at the culture, i think we got to take a look at the culture that they grew up in. look at the -- kids when i grew up, you never heard of anything like this. kid got in fights and there were problems and things like that. but i think what's happened to the society is that the conscience-forming institutions, the family, that's disintegrated and collapsed. you've got the school which is not doing the job it used to. the black churches and many of the white churches are -- the country's been dechristianized. and these kids have clearly been desensitized. i think what you've got here are products of the cultural social moral revolution that overthrew all the standards by which previous generations lived. i grew up in d.c., greta. i was born in the 30s and grew up in the 50s. my father grew up here in the 20s. they had black communities here, and hundreds of thousands of extraordinarily poor people,
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working class people. you didn't have things like this going on. >> you talk about being desensitized. i know for myself, i can walk out of a movie and someone says was it violent? and i had to stop and think for a second. years ago if something was violent i walked out, knew it right away. you become so accustomed to violence even on television you have to stop and think was it violent? it was horrible. >> what are these kids getting from the culture? radio they get hiphop and rap. this one kid on his twitter feed or whatever it is, he's talking about gangs and colors of gangs. what do they get out of hollywood? movies that are pornographic. i watch a lot of tv and cable. some of these shows are triple x. they would never be on before. this one kid puts out he's interested in sex and violence. and the movies are extraordinarily violent. you get guys being shot, almost like cartoon characters being killed. and so where are these kids going to find something which
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says, no, that is wrong. you can't do that, and you shouldn't do something like that? where is the voice that says no? >> you talk about the voice. the driver was white. >> yeah. >> passenger was black. the driver is facing at least tonight lesser charges which are unclear to me why he didn't get the same charge. but i'll wait to see that one. i would have expected all of them to have murder one all in the car. so that's a bit curious to me. but president obama spoke out about the trayvon martin, also a shooting that hit a real nerve in this country for good reasons. and should he speak out on this one? >> he sure should. trayvon martin was a tragedy, but you had two people mixed up, horrible fight. one was winning, one was panicked, screaming, yelling, shot a gun. that is different than driving along in a car and saying let's kill this guy and murdering him. now, my guess what is going to come out of this, quite frankly, is that it is racial.
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why would you pick a 22-year-old white male if you're just shooting anybody? >> so you have a white person -- does that change the dynamics of the discussion? >> we're going to find that out. but i will say this. what's the most common form of interracial hate crime is black on white. greta, when i did a book one of my recent books i went down to the fbi statistics because the post doesn't do it. more than one year, 2007, 433,000 attacks by black on whites. one eighth of that by whites on black. at the same time, the black community was five times as small -- i mean one fifth the size of white community. add it up. the idea of racial hate crimes is 40 times more prevalent in the black community than the white community. and nobody talks about it. >> we could also join -- we could sort of bypass this whole race issue whether trayvon martin or balance ondowns people, also join together and
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have a voice and be as outraged regardless of who the victim is, or regardless of who gets shot or who gets arrested. i really am watching. everybody else says where's reverend sharpton? get up there and start talking about violence among young people now. >> i think we ought to talk about crime in general. innocent victims of crime and people who died and shouldn't have, trayvon martin. but also innocent victims of crime. but we ought to talk -- we're going to have to talk about this aspect of it, which sharpton leaps on all the time, the one rape when interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white? why did he jump on that? for racial reasons. i think the president of the united states, particularly since this fellow's from australia and he's over here, he ought to get up and say, look, we got a terrible problem in this country. and we are sorry. and the truth is, chris lane, he looks like a lot of people's
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sons himself. and that's what a lot of white folks -- white males would look like 30 years ago. well, he addressed this the same way he got up with trayvon martin? it's a test. >> 30 seconds. to give a little time to give parity i did some mathematics. president obama first spoke about trayvon martin 26 days between the encounter between trayvon martin and george zimmerman. does he have a few days so we shouldn't ask him now where are you? >> i think the president's got several days. the reason he didn't speak out for 26 days is that whole thing didn't percolate and grow for a couple of weeks, what happened down there in florida. >> this is bad on day one. that makes it even worse to me in the sense of if we have to wait for people to get really upset and before our leader should speak, this is what's upsetting from the get-go trayvon martin was upsetting and george zimmerman and this one from the get go. >> why is it upsetting?
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people are killed every day. >> it's violence -- >> greta, how many young people were killed the same day chris lane was? several dozen i would guess. however many. but the reason this has captured the imagination is the anilism of it. the thrill kill or boredom of it. the fact that it is interracial. the fact that this is a nice kid. he's playing ball. he's at the peak of his life and he's shot down like that. and these guys are laughing and tweeting about it? it's all the circumstances that surround it. that is what's going to bring it into the white house press room pronto. >> i think because the president spoke out about other ones he needs to speak out about this one. plus the fact it involves australia and how the world looks at us. because this one is echoing around the world. but i'm going to take the last word on that at least for now. thank you, pat. new information tonight in the irs scandal. a top deputy just got a letter, one she probably did not want. the house oversight committee
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sending lois learner's aide asking her about inconsistencies in her testimony about the scandal. jim jordan joins us. good evening, sir. >> good to be with you, greta. >> so you sent a letter off to hally paz. what do you want from her? >> it looks like she lied to the committee. and we're giving her a chance to set the record straight. and i guess -- i think it's important to remember who hally paz is. losi lerner's chief deputy. she gave 2,000 to president obama's election campaign. she was the very first interview we did when this story broke three months ago. very first interview we did. it looks like she didn't give us the truth. and so now we want to have her come in and say, hey, give us the right answers. give us the truth or you'll be back in front of the committee answering our questions. >> two types of inconsistencies. there are the immaterial ones,
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the little ones that don't really make a difference, and then there are the material ones, especially material ones that are under oath which are even more important. i take it her testimony was under oath? is that right? >> yeah. sure was. and remember, she's the first interview we did. greta, the first interview we did. go ahead. >> let me ask you. what are you saying she was inconsistent about so we can determine whether or not -- so we can discuss whether it's material or not? what's the most egregious inconsistency? >> she told us that tea party was just a generic term, didn't really apply to tea party conservative groups but applied to any group seeking tax-exempt status that had any kind of political affiliation. subsequent witnesses we've interviewed and evidence we've seen written e-mails totally dispute what she claims. and the reason i say she was the first interview why that's important, remember this was still when the white house was pushing this narrative. oh, it's just a couple of rogue
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agents in cincinnati. so here's hally paz, chief deputy to lois lerner continuing this it's not a big deal. it was just people in cincinnati. it was just a generic term we used kind of furthering the same narrative the white house trumpeted out there for several weeks that we now know to be completely false. that's why we say, hey, these are real inconsistencies and we want to give you a chance to correct the record or frankly you'll be back in front of the committee in a full committee not just a deposition setting but the full committee answering our questions. >> do you have the sense now or are you suspicious that she was either uninformed or she was doing some sort of personal coverup or that she was carrying water for someone? >> i mean, i don't know for sure. but you get the sense she's trying to downplay it and she's the first interview when they're trumpeting the story about two rogue agents. remember, holly paz, once they learned this was going on in 2012, we had inquired are you
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really targeting conservative groups, she was the person that got on the plane to washington, flew to cincinnati and tried to clean up this mess and tried to be the fixer of this situation. so all that leads us to -- why were you saying these things? we want to get to the truth. >> i do not think it's insignificant, sir, that a private organization has now gone to court on a freedom of information act because the irs will not turn over certain documents about how they train to do these exemption for the t tax-exempt groups. the irs worksus. why won't they surrender this information? why won't they give the documents? >> well, i'm as frustrated as you. as frustrated as the american people. frankly, greta, we are now stepping it up. we have sedan any warfol we're going send subpoenas to jack lew, the head of the treasury department, secretary of the treasury. we're going straight to him.
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give us the documents. give us the information. we've been on your show and talked about the fact we don't even have all of lois lerner's e-mails yet. the lady at the center of the storm, who broke the story, took the fifth, still being paid by the taxpayers. we've got to rachet this up a notch and send the subpoenas to jack lew at treasury and ask him to get us the information we should have had months ago. >> we thank you, sir. >> thank you, greta. the nation's talking about the cruel thrill kill in oklahoma. three teens accused in the murder of a college baseball player from australia. so what do you think? should president obama make a statement about the oklahoma fatal shooting as he did in the trayvon martin case or should he stay out of it? go to gretawire.com and vote in that poll right now. straight ahead, last night you heard this from a louisiana state senator. >> liberalism has nearly destroyed black america. and now it's time for black
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why does louisiana state senator elbert guillory changing his tune and trying to get black conservatives elected? he joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. how are you? >> very well. so what was the big impact on you politically? why did you suddenly think that conservatism was better for african-americans? >> well, values. i believe that black americans are much more inclined toward values than their voting records, democratic party would indicate. so we are trying to get the message out to black communities and to the community at whole about these values. >> you also -- there's one part clearly you were talking about those particular values you say "but somehow the democratic party has created the illusion that their agenda is what's best for black people, and we intend to shient light of truth on that." how is the democratic party in your opinion able to do that? >> i think it's a combination of
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things. the republican party from its outset from it conception was the party of freedom and of equality. and that was true even into the 1950s. that was true in the 1960s. they've been our good good friends. i think that they sat back and let democrats start to project us, to portray us as something that we are absolutely not. and that is a lie. we have unfortunately stood by and permitted them to do that. we haven't told the truth about our long-time history of civil rights, warriorhood. so we're going to tell the truth about our history, and we're going to tell the truth about our present. >> has president obama been an inspiration to the african-american community? >> no. not an inspiration.
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i think that he has been unfortunately an icon. his policies have been overlooked. they are not analyzed. they are not criticized because of the color of his skin. that is unfortunate, awn fortunate fact of black america. we are going to discuss and dissect those policies. and we're going into the black community and take the message that these are policies that are terrible for us. >> and what kind of response are you getting in the african-american community when you go into the community and say that these are the republican values, these are more in line with you? >> so far we're getting a very positive response. we're a couple of months into our operation. only a month ago we created the free at last pac.com. and it is going to help us take that message into the black community. and while we are there, we're not only going to deliver the
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message that we are the party of values and that the other party is the party of disappointment, but we're going to recruit leaders and candidates who can run for and win elections and represent our people better than the democrat representatives that we have now. >> senator, thank you, sir. i love the state of louisiana. i always have fun when we're there. spent a lot of time there during katrina which was not so fun but very important times. thank you, senator. >> thank you very much. coming up, the good news. job seekers, you are not alone. the very bad news, there are no full-time jobs. now, how can that be? the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.4% in july. we're going to tell you why coming up. representative michele bachmann is here next, plus a really bizarre twist in the james dimaggio case. police say he killed christina and ethan anderson and then took off with christina's teenage daughter hannah. but tonight dimaggio's sister is
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americans are struggling, really struggling. there are almost no full-time jobs. you can't raise a family on a part-time job. probably can't even support yourself on a part-time job. employers are faming the poor economy and the obamacare decreasing the ability to hire full-time employees. james, you are a lawyer and can't get a job, a full-time job? >> correct. >> why not? >> it's a really sluggish economy right now. law firms aren't hiring full-time employees. >> how much have you tried? >> i've tried very hard. i've sent out a few resume's a week. i've been at it since the end of law school which was 2 1/2 years ago. >> in the meantime you're doing contract work for a law firm but they won't hire you full time because if they do they have to
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give you benefits, right? >> correct. >> i have a whole other thought about big law firms doing that. suzie, how about you? how long have you been looking for a job? >> i have been looking for a job since probably may. i graduated with my mba. and it's pretty hard. i've been doing part-time accounting. and nothing's coming up. >> i take it you'd like to have a full-time job, right? >> yes. >> how much are you trying to get it? how many resume's are you sending out? how much are you pounding the pavement? >> i probably put out about 50 resume's at this point. i've gotten about four interviews. >> and what happens? what do they tell you after the interviews? thanks for coming? nice to meet you? >> basically. some of them it was a location issue that they didn't want to
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work with. >> and ali, let me go to you. how long have you been out of school? >> i graduated this past may. >> with what kind of degree? >> with a bachelor of arts in media communications and a minor in political science. >> what are you looking to do? >> i'd love to be a tv writer or producer one day. >> what are you doing right now? >> right now i'm actually working as a hostess in a diner and doing a bunch of part-time jobs until something full time comes up. >> do you have any student loans? >> many. >> many? >> yes. i think i have maybe two, probably. >> are you looking at 40 hours of of week a full-time as a hostess? >> i'm at 35 hours a woke rigee now. >> why is that? >> i'm not sure. there are a few of us holding the position right now so we trade days and we each work different hours. so right now it's a paycheck. >> how many resume's have you
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sent out? how much effort have you made? >> since april i've been applying to many jobs a week. i get e-mails sent to my phone on a daily basis. just nothing has happened yet. >> can you live on 35 hours a week and can you meet all your bills? >> not at all. >> how about you, suzie? can you live on what you're making? how many hours a week are you working by the way? >> no. about 26. i still live with my parents. so i couldn't work -- or i couldn't live on the hours that i'm working. >> what do you think when you listen? it's not just you. you've got a law degree. >> i work on a whole floor of people that are contract attorneys just like myself. >> when you talk about contractors explain because the viewers don't understand what that is. >> we are paid like outside contractors. we work for the law firm just like junior association do. we do just as much work. we do the same amount of work. but we are paid directly with no benefits. >> does anybody squawk about
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that? these law firms make a ton of money. now what's with that? >> in this economy we're just happy just to have the job. >> and so the law firms put you on contracts so they don't have to treat you like full-time employees? >> there's such a glut of attorneys right now we're happy to have the job we have. >> ali, are you unique or friends? >> i have two friends who have full-time jobs in our field after graduation. majority of us are either working part-time or not working at all. and everyone that i know has moved back in with their parents or are lucky enough to find roommates and share an apartment with three or four people. >> suzie, why do you think the economy is so bad? what's your theory on why you're only getting part-time jobs, the three of you, in james' case? >> i feel in business school we learned a lot about companies needing to take risks.
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and i feel like the economic downturn really scared a lot of of businesses to take a risk on new employees who might not have the exact experience that some more seasonal employees would have maybe in that exact field. and it's also very expensive to train. and a lot of businesses don't want to increase their expenses by doing training when they can hire someone that might already have the training. >> ali, how do you keep up your spirit and keep pounding the pavement and have the enthusiasm and motivation to keep trying? >> honestly just having a part-time job knowing i'm making some money right now while others aren't making any is really motivational and just keep applying and have faith that i'll get something soon. >> james, i'm not going to mention your law firm but i'm appalled at the law filrms doin
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it all over the country that could afford to make these people full-time employees. they're doing it not because they won't expand. anyway, that's just my view. thank you all of you. i wish all of you the best luck. love to have you come back even tomorrow. i hope you get some luck and get a full-time job. thank you very much. representative michele bachmann now joins us, nice to see you. >> good to see you, greta. >> what do you think when you hear these three young people? they're trying their hardest to get full-time jobs and it's lousy. >> well, i listen to these kids and my heart is absolutely broken. i'm a mother of five. they're five adults. they're great kids. and also a mom of 23 foster kids. and so i've been there with our adult children when they're out job seeking. and now in this climate it's very hard. there's parents all over america that are watching your show tonight and they're nodding their heads in agreement. they're saying that's exactly what my son or daughter's experiencing. but we have to remember, this is barack obama's economy. this us five years.
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and that's not a republican talking point. this is the effect of his policies. our growth rate is abysmal. it's terrible. we've been looking at about a 1% level of growth now this last quarter is about 1.8%. we'll see if that gets adjusted down. but this is really the fruit of uncertainty, of the obamacare policies, of regulations that business people can't even begin to understand anymore. all business people know is that they aren't trying to be mean to employees, what they're trying to do is just make a buck and keep their business afloat. it's very tough. so they're having to outsource, they're having to downsize. it's tough. >> just look at some of the exterior numbers. unemployment level ticked down to 7.4%. if you go behind the numbers in july, 65% of the jobs created were part-time. none of these three young people can live on a part-time job, let alone have a family. 65%. since the beginning of the year,
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77% of the job growth is part-time. is part-time now the new normal? because that is really dreadful for the young people if that's the new normal. >> well, that's not according to fox news. that's not according to representative michele bachmann. that's according to james hoffa who's the head of the teamsters union who's so upset because he's saying this is the end of the 40-hour work week and benefits. and that the backbone of the middle class is being broken. when you're getting that out of the head of the teamsters union, you know there's a real problem. and again, this isn't just about having something to talk about. these are real people's lives that are being impacted. america isn't growing. we are barely coasting right now. this isn't even a jobless recovery. we're going negative. if you look on the drudge report right now, gallup came out with their poll. they said unemployment now has gone up a stunning 1.2 points so that we're at about an almost a 9% unemployment rate just in the
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last 30 days. so we're going backwards at a huge pace. >> well, the thing that's so distressing is that some people don't want to work. i think that's a small percentage. i think most people do. but the very people that really want to work and hustle like the three that we have, that's the economy that our generation is leaving for the next generation is an economy that just is so broken that's been so structurally destroyed for whatever reasons. and that's what we're leaving them with. >> well, and i think that these aren't unknowns. these are things we can understand. because when you have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, when taxes are that high, when the regulatory burden includes obamacare which is a law that will never finish being written and then you have the dodd frank bill which is killing access to credit, just those three facts alone are enough to kill an economy. plus we're sitting on energy jobs, which is -- if we would only legalize energy production in the united states, that's a
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sister, wants paternity tests on hannah and ethan who died to determine if dimaggio fathered the two children. >> what difference does it make to the sister? >> well, according to the sister's -- the spokesman, it's about a sense of closure. as he put it there are rumors on social media, there are some questions that they have about a life insurance policy that we learned about earlier this week. james dimaggio named hannah's grandmother, paternal grandmother as the sole beneficiary of his life insurance, which as the family spokesman said he thought was a little strange. so laura robinson, dimaggio's sister wants a sense of closure. just answer the question. that's how they put it. >> i guess i would be more concerned with a sense of closure for hannah than for the
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